Iain Matthews is folk-rock royalty. Whilst delving deep into Americana, Iain was a founding member of British folk-rock legends, Fairport Convention. He went on to form Matthews Southern Comfort and Plainsong and has a humongous catalogue of music available.
On At The Barrier, we have welcomed a whole host of guests who have written for us from the world of music. They offer us there opinions, thoughts and musings.
Hell’s Ditch are a punk band from Nottingham; they are a new band formed of members from other bands including ex/current members of Bad Ideas, River Jumpers & Dearist. They write about their love of Ash for our Why I Love column.
Belfast’s New Pagans are being tipped for big things. They channel bands like Pixies, Black Honey and Wolf Alice into their raw and rocky alt-pop. Read why they love Alkaline Trio.
Fassine’s track “Whatever It Takes To Help You Sleep” was played as the backdrop to Netflix’s first feature film “Velvet Buzzsaw”, while ”Leaves” was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Queen Sugar. Here, the band share their love of the mighty XTC for our Why I Love column.
Arvo Party released their latest album on 6th March this year. It was well received by us here at At The Barrier. The award nominated artist, producer and musician has written about one of his biggest influences in the latest in our Why I Love series.
Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world. Here, he shares his love of Del Amitri.
Dystopian Future Movies are about to release their new album. ‘Inviolate’ will be the first release on Caroline Cawley’s new label, Lasairfhíona Records. Here, Caroline tells us of her love of Kerbdog in the latest in our Why I Love series.
Aruba Red is an alt-soul songstress who is set to release a new EP in March. In the latest in our Why I Love series, Aruba Red shares why Erykah Badu has been such a big influence on her.
Lippy Kid is the electronica project of Derbyshire based musician Paul Scott. Here, he tells us of his love for the iconic Chuck D.
The Bloody Mallard is a London-based heavy psych, prog and alt-rock project. Here, the band share their love of the mighty King Crimson.
Darran Charles from Godsticks tells us about the influence of rage Against The Machine on him and his music.
Human Head is the new industrial pop / hip-hop solo project of poet and storyteller Joshua Jones, Here, Jones tells us why he loves Arab Strap.
Post Louis join us at the barrier for another instalment of Why I Love. Robbie Stern writes of his love of Do Make Say Think.
Alex Rex has just released his 3rd solo album, Andromeda. Here, this maverick songwriter shares his love of one of his biggest influences; The Dirty Three.
Croydon-based sludge pop/alt-rock four piece, Bellevue Days, have so far released two highly-praised EPs. They share their love of Death Cab For Cutie in this latest Why I Love feature.